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  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    The football industry involves 4% of the world population

    270 milion people are involved in football

    A total of 265 million male and female players and a further five million referees, coaches and other officials, a grand total of 270 million people, or 4% of the world's population, are involved in football.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Black Swan”: Odyssey denies alleged lawsuit filed by Spain

    Odyssey Marine Exploration, one of the world's leaders in the field of deep-ocean shipwreck exploration stated Thursday that claims of an alleged lawsuit against Odyssey by the Spanish government were false.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Japan threatens to leave whaling forum

    Japanese whaler hauls a minke whale aboard

    Japan threatened to quit the International Whaling Commission on Thursday after fierce opposition from anti-whaling nations forced it to scrap a proposal to allow four coastal villages to hunt the animals.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Zoellick's first job, restore confidence

    The White House nominated Robert Zoellick to be the new president of the World Bank

    Robert Zoellick has dealt with the Cold War, the killing in Darfur, China's rise as an economic colossus. His next challenge: to restore confidence at the badly shaken World Bank.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Antarctic krill race continues

    The four vessels granted licenses to trawl krill.

    The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has issued four licences to trawl for krill off Antarctica this week. Two licences were given to Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, and one each to Ervik Marine Services AS and Krill Seaproducts AS. The fishery will take place in areas controlled by Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Opposition Committed to “UN defined Decolonisation”

    GSLP/Liberal Opposition will press on for a United Nations defined decolonisation of Gibraltar. That was the message reiterated yesterday by Opposition Leader Joe Bossano on his return from the UN seminar in Grenada.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Unemployment in Magallanes 2.3%, lowest in Chile

    Magallanes continues to figure as Chile's Region with the lowest unemployment according to figures released by the local chapter of the country's Statistics Office in Punta Arenas.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN report calls for US dollar support to avoid global recession

    In order for current world economic growth rates to continue, it is crucial to keep the United States dollar from falling rapidly while also avoiding a recession, says a United Nations report released Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Boosted by savers China's stock markets continue to soar

    The Chinese government trebled the stamp duty on the trading of shares in what analysts say is a bid to cool the country's overheated stock market. The tax will rise from 0.1% to 0.3% with immediate effect, Beijing said.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN Decolonisation Seminar urges case by case approach

    At the conclusion of its three-day review of progress achieved in implementation of the Plan of Action of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, the 2007 Caribbean Regional Seminar recommended that the Special Committee on Decolonisation consider establishing a “Special Committee focal point” in each Non-Self-Governing Territory where there was no dispute over sovereignty, in order to enhance the exchange of information.